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Top Answer: The security should be improved.
Top Answer: We use Gigamon for network visibility.
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Overview

Big Switch Networks is at the forefront of the next-generation of networking technologies. By combining industry standard switch hardware (“white box / branded white box “brite box”) with intelligent SDN control software, the company is delivering next-generation data center networking fabrics for the world’s most advanced data centers looking to achieve unmatched degrees of network automation at cloud-competitive price points.

Big Switch Networks has two data center networking solutions: Big Cloud Fabric, a data center switching fabric for OpenStack clouds or VMware virtualization environments, and Big Monitoring Fabric, a network packet broker that enables pervasive security and security, monitoring data center traffic for inline or out-of-band deployments. Big Switch is taking three key technologies: vendor agnostic switch hardware, SDN control software, and core-and-pod data center designs –and leveraging them for use in next-generation data center switching and monitoring solutions designed for use in enterprises, cloud providers, and service providers.

All Big Switch solutions run on high-performance open networking switches from Accton or Dell Technologies and leverage centralized SDN controller software for fabric-wide control and management. Big Switch Networks has two solutions:

What We Do

We provide pervasive visibility into physical, virtual, and cloud environments so you can see the data in motion across your entire network. Companies use the Gigamon Visibility Platform to make it easier to manage, secure, and understand all their data, enabling stronger security and enhanced network performance.

Why Gigamon?

Only Gigamon can help you manage, secure and understand what’s happening across your entire network. We offer the industry’s number one visibility platform to optimize data in motion as volume, speed and threats grow exponentially. Now you can reduce complexity, risk and costs while gaining valuable insights to drive your business.

Gigamon history

Gigamon was founded in 2004 on a revolutionary idea to provide pervasive visibility into company data across the entire network. Our vision is to make it easier for companies to secure, manage and understand their data in motion, enabling stronger security and network performance. Now, over a decade later, our intelligent Gigamon Visibility Platform delivers pervasive visibility across physical and virtual, public/private/hybrid cloud and remote sites for the world’s leading organizations.

We're #1 in Network Visibility

IHS Markit named Gigamon the market leader in network visibility.

·       Gigamon is the largest network monitoring equipment vendor, with 36% of revenue in CY16

·       In the enterprise market, Gigamon is leading by a wide margin with 37% market shares, two and half times the market shares of its closest competitor.

·       In the government market, Gigamon’s lead is even bigger, at 59% of CY16 revenue and over three times the market shares of its closest competitor.

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A10 Networks, Edge-Core Networks, Blue Coat Systems, BlueData, Broadcom Corporation, Canonical, Check Point Software Technologies, Citrix, Dell, FireEye, Garland, Hortonworks, Mirantis, Nexenta, Riverbed
Amica Insurance, College of William & Mary, Gamma, IntercontinentalExchange, OppenheimerFunds
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VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider30%
Computer Software Company19%
Financial Services Firm6%
Manufacturing Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider23%
Computer Software Company22%
Financial Services Firm8%
Government6%

Big Switch Networks is ranked 3rd in Network Packet Broker (NPB) while Gigamon is ranked 1st in Network Packet Broker (NPB) with 1 review. Big Switch Networks is rated 0.0, while Gigamon is rated 10.0. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Gigamon writes "Good visibility, deduplication, and header stripping features". Big Switch Networks is most compared with Cumulus Networks, Arista Data ANalyZer, Ixia Network Packet Brokers, VMware NSX and Cisco Nexus Data Broker, whereas Gigamon is most compared with Ixia Network Packet Brokers, NETSCOUT nGeniusONE, Cisco Nexus Data Broker, APCON and Arista Data ANalyZer.

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